The Christmas issue

Our December issue is out now, featuring Paul Carmichael's recipes for a Caribbean Christmas, silly season cocktails and more.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 28th December, 2016 for your chance to win a share of $50,000!

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Taming the Wilderness

Heading to Canada’s far-flung places means a whole lot of adventure with life’s luxuries on the side.

Garlic recipes

This pungent yet essential little bulb sets the foundation for countless dishes across the globe. Slowly roast it alongside spatchcock or whole snapper, or grind it down to thick paste for a rich alioli. When it comes to garlic, the possibilities truly are endless.

Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

Cooking breakfast like a chef

Direct from our Fare Exchange column and recipe vault, we've picked the best breakfast recipes from chefs cooking around Australia. From croque-monsieur to Paris Brest, you won't find poached eggs on toast here. All of the dishes are the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee.

Roast Moroccan chicken with chickpea chips, eggplant pickle and parsley salad


You'll need

2 tbsp coriander seeds 1½ tbsp cumin seeds 1½ tbsp white peppercorns 2 tsp mustard seeds 2 tsp ground turmeric 2 tbsp ground ginger 35 gm (¼ cup) plain flour 400 ml buttermilk 1 chicken (2 kg), jointed To serve: sheep’s milk yoghurt mixed with tahini, lemon juice and honey   Eggplant pickle 3 eggplant, diced into 2cm pieces 100 ml vegetable oil 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 15 gm (2½ cm piece) ginger, finely chopped 1 long red chilli, deseeded, finely chopped 1 tsp each ground coriander, ground turmeric, ground cumin and mustard seeds 200 ml white wine vinegar 75 gm brown sugar   Chickpea chips 225 ml milk 1 tbsp olive oil 10 gm butter 170 gm chickpea flour For dusting: fine polenta For shallow frying: vegetable oil   Parsley salad 30 gm pine nuts 1 cup (loosely packed) flat-leaf parsley 1½ tbsp currants, soaked in 2 tbsp orange juice 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Method

  • 01
  • For eggplant pickle, lightly salt eggplant in a colander and stand until bitter juices drain (20-25 minutes). Rinse under cold water and pat dry with absorbent paper. Heat half the oil in a large frying pan over high heat, add half the eggplant, turn occasionally until golden (3-5 minutes), then drain on absorbent paper. Repeat with remaining oil and eggplant, then return reserved eggplant to pan with garlic, ginger, chilli and spices and sauté until fragrant (3-5 minutes). Deglaze with vinegar, then stir through sugar and reduce heat to medium. Simmer until slightly thickened (5-7 minutes), season to taste, spread onto an oven tray and set aside to cool.
  • 02
  • For chickpea chips, bring milk, olive oil and butter to the boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, then gradually add chickpea flour, whisking continuously until very thick (3-5 minutes). Pour into an oven tray lined with baking paper and set aside to cool. When cool, turn out and cut into 2cm x 7cm chips. Just before serving, heat oil in a deep frying pan to 180C, dust chickpea chips in polenta and fry in batches, turning occasionally until golden and crisp (3-5 minutes). Drain on absorbent paper, season to taste and keep warm in oven.
  • 03
  • Meanwhile, for parsley salad, toast pine nuts in a frying pan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until golden (3-5 minutes), then set aside to cool. Combine with remaining ingredients and season to taste.
  • 04
  • Heat a char-grill pan over medium heat. Dry-roast whole spices until fragrant (30 seconds-1 minute), then finely grind with a mortar and pestle. Combine in a bowl with flour, remaining spices and 1 tbsp fine sea salt. Dip chicken pieces in buttermilk, then coat in spice mixture and grill, turning occasionally, until just cooked through (15-20 minutes). Serve with hot chickpea chips, eggplant pickle, parsley salad and tahini yoghurt.
This recipe is from the March 2011 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

“The roast Moroccan chicken from Circa, the Prince would make the perfect indulgent lunch. Would you please ask the chef for the recipe?”
Carolyn Casey, Beaumaris, Vic

Request a recipe
To request a recipe, write to Fare Exchange, Australian Gourmet Traveller, GPO Box 4088, Sydney, NSW 2001, or email us. All requests should include the restaurant’s name and address or business card, as well as your name and address.


At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
The GT x STILY
Christmas Boutique is now open

The smallgoods, homewares, art and more from the pages of GT are now all under one roof, ready to take their place under the tree.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people

You might also like...

Summer seafood recipes

recipes

Christmas pudding ice-cream

Summer salad recipes

recipes

Raspberry and Mint Mojito

Quick summer recipes

recipes

Neil Perry: Prawn cocktail

Christmas classic recipes

recipes

Serge Dansereau: Blueberry vanilla tart

Adriano Zumbo's Christmas recipes

recipes

Barbecue trout bundles with prosciutto and button mushrooms

Holiday entertaining recipes

recipes

Serge Dansereau: Homemade lemonade

David Thompson's Thai recipes

recipes

Serge Danserau: Duck confit and potato terrine

Strawberry recipes

recipes

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×